>>"Hey everyone" ... Take part in one of Mike >Hagen's >>workshops on the D800 if you really want to get an >thorough >>insight into this camera .. I attended his Orlando >workshop in >>February, and it was outstanding, as are, all of his >>workshops!!!! > >I ask this objectively and without any intended meaning or >disrespect to anyone, including Mike Hagen - what would I >learn at a Hagen workshop that I couldn't learn with Hogan's >eBook on the D800/E, given that I am familiar with the nuances >of the Nikon's menu systems and most of the choices?
To your point, I think attending a seminar is a different type of learning experience in general. If your style of learning is like mine and you have a pretty good handle on the Nikon menu system, a complete book would always be my personal preference. The book will always be available to me on my iPad, while the workshop learning is dependent on my very fallible memory! That said, some folks style of learning is very hands on and the workshop would be in order.... I would argue maybe with Thom's book purchased as well!